Reports & Studies
Champlain Islands Trail Report
Click a link below to download one of two versions of the report:
Lake Champlain Bikeway / Island Line Improvement Plan
In 2009, the Island Line Steering Committee completed and presented to County towns a new study based upon the opportunities and constraints identified in their previous report. Unfortunately, only a few sections of the Island Line were identified as having the potential for development as a rail-trail in the near term. As a result, the Lake Champlain Bikeway / Island Line Improvement Plan focused on improvements to the existing route through the Islands, the Lake Champlain Bikeway - specifically, the development of bicycle rest areas that would not only provide users with opportunities to stop and enjoy the lake and the spectacular views, but would also encourage riders to patronize local businesses, farm stands, and enjoy the area's natural attractions. In cooperation with the towns, the committee will also continue to pursue future opportunities to develop the railbed as they arise. To view the report, click on the link below.